800 SOUTH HALSTED STREET
May 5th, 1917.
My dear Mr. Baldwin: --
I promptly sent a long telegram to Mr. Baker, but the reply I received was far from satisfactory. It was as follows:
"Your telegram of the 27th reached me. I think it is unlikely that we can secure a legislative exemption for conscientious objectors. I will, however, see that your view is presented to the Conference Committee.
In the meantime I hope that the administration of whatever law is passed will make it possible for us to avoid the unhappy difficulties which occurred in England and which you mention".
I am sorry that we have failed absolutely, but perhaps something will happen.
Jane Addams [signed]
Mr. Roger Baldwin,
The American Union Against Militarism,
Room 648 Munsey Building,